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Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
 
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$74.99 - $126.99
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Summary: This Rowenta conventional steam iron was excellent in overall performance. This iron has auto-shutoff which is a safety feature that powers the iron down when left stationary for a short time, and a stainless steel sole plate. Has ready light to indicate that iron is up to temperature. This iron has a Self-Clean feature. 
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Type: Conventional steam irons
About - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080

The Rowenta Pro Master DW8080 is part of the steam iron test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, steam iron models like the Pro Master DW8080 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Steaming rate:
Steaming is calculated over a period of 10 minutes, except for the cordless which are evaluated over a 3 minute period.

Ironing fabric:
Based on: ironing a linen table cloth, thermostat set point, temperature swing and uniformity of soleplate thermal pattern.

Ease of use:
Rates a number of factors, including how easy it was to set, fill, and empty the iron, and to see water levels and markings and indicator lights. Other factors include leaking and how well the iron steamed at low settings.
About This Brand

This European brand is positioned as a premium brand. The models include either stainless-steel or nonstick soleplates. These irons have many features. They are sold at department stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sears, Target, specialty stores, and online. Prices range from $50 to $150.

Features & Specs - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
info Digital display No
info Weight (lbs.) 3.5
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User Reviews - Rowenta Pro Master DW8080
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1.0
Huge disappointment
7/28/2014
Pros
Heats Quickly
Cons
Can't See Waterfill Level
Heavy
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
No one can tell me what type of water to use in this iron but it doesn't matter anyway - no matter the lighting, you can't see the water level line! How could they design something that poorly? Going to take it back! Also, too heavy! And I want to be able to turn my iron off when done - not have to unplug it to do so.<br />I am also not impressed with Consumer Reports - giving it such high marks! REALLY????
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
It leaks!
7/12/2014
Pros
Irons Smooth
Cons
Best Uses
At Home
Nothing
Comment:
I iron about three times a week. The iron is good by itself, it irons great, the steam is also good but the features that says leak guard, is a lie. After using it for 6 months it started to leak like crazy, I spend more time ironing the wet spot on the shirt which is really ridiculous. I'm getting rid of this mess!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Three defective irons in a row
4/24/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
At Home
Comment:
I have owned three Rowenta irons the last one being the Pro Master. All three have leaked at the area of the rotating cord and it appears to be a brownish in color. Each iron has not lasted for more than three years.<br />What frustrates me is I have followed the instructions and I have never dropped any of the irons but each iron has had the same problem. After speaking to Rowenta's management and the lack of customer service I will be searching for another brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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